Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Helen R. Opps
December 7, 1924 - April 23, 2018 (Age 93)
Watertown, WI
Service: April 30, 2018
Helen R. Opps
Helen R. Opps, 93, of Watertown, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Watertown with Father David Timmerman and Father Miroslaw Szynal officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date. Family and friends may gather at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to the church. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Helen Ruth Zastrow was born on December 7, 1924 in Watertown, the daughter of Paul W. and Frieda E. (nee Hinz) Zastrow. She attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Grade School and was a 1942 graduate of Watertown High School. On May 18, 1945 she was united in marriage to Edward A. Opps in Milwaukee. Edward preceded her in death on December 28, 1996. Helen was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church where she formerly served on the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed cooking, knitting and needle crafts. She loved spending time with her family and was a proud housewife and mother of ten children. She also was a member of EMBA, Employees Mutual Benefit Association through Wisconsin Electric.
Helen is survived by her ten children, James (Sheri) Opps of Nampa, ID, Judith (Dave) Moore of Chandler, AZ, Diane (Paul) Nation of Tuscan, AZ, Thomas (Jane) Opps of DeForest, Robert (Lynn) Opps of New Smyrna, FL, Gerald (Betty) Opps of Berlin, Michael (Cindi Braasch) Opps of Watertown, Steven (Anna) Opps of Wadgassen, Germany, Timothy (Karen) Opps of Sun Prairie and Peter Opps of Madison; grandchildren, Christopher Moore, Liz Moore, Ben (Carolyn) Opps, Zac (Paula) Opps, Bryan Nation, Tracy (Brian) Nation, Emily (Christopher) Tryba, Jeremy (Nikki) Opps, Nate Opps, Kiara Opps, Steven Opps Jr., Kimberly Opps, Trevor (Dawn) Opps, Bryce Opps , Allyson Opps and Drew; great-grandchildren, Gretel, Dexter, Calvin, Reid, Henry, Kylie, Maizy and Miller; sisters, Carol Manske of Potsdam, NY and Barbara (Dick) Bates of Medfield, MA as well as other relatives and friends. She was further preceded in death by her parents.
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